Kirkjubæjarklaustur, a popular pit-stop on Road 1. This tiny village is surrounded by meaningful landmarks revealing its history as a convent. Systrastapi, (Sisters’ Rock) is where two nuns were buried after being burnt at the stake for indecent sexual behaviour and blasphemy. Other landmarks are Systrafoss waterfall and Systravatn lake above the town. Another very interesting formation is the Kirkjugólf (Church Floor), a collection of eroded basalt columns resembling a tiled floor.

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